RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
In 1935, Richmond, Virginia made beer history as the first place ever to sell canned beer, a cream ale from Krueger Brewing Company. A tribute to the original canned beer, Hardywood Cream Ale is an unfiltered example of the style that embraces its east coast roots with an unbelievably smooth body and a refreshingly clean finish from extended cold conditioning in our lagering tanks. Raise a can to RVA, where the canned beer revolution began! Best with: Pub fare, fried or steamed seafood, a hot summer afternoon by the river.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Can. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a long-lasting white head. Has a fruity malty grainy creamy caramel aroma. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel creamy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnTheTrail (483) - Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours medium dark yellow, good sized head. Subtle, biscuity aroma. Taste is bready, some apple, a hint of bitterness. Fairly light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Hazy gold body with medium head. Nose is wheaty, citrus and spices. Taste is eggy, corn, wheat and straw. Creamy texture. Very smooth and easy to drink. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 oz can shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. Canned on 04/13/15. Oh well. The pour is a hazy darker gold color with a thicker white head and a pretty sticky lace. The aroma is something else. There is a lot of metallic lager-yness. It's just got a strong grainy lager character and there isn't a whole lot else going on. It's a little disappointing. The flavor is pretty decent. There is a good creaminess to it and a strong lager grain. It's not too shabby. The finish is definitely incredibly metallic. I'm not a fan of that at all. The mouth feel is pretty decent. There is a decent grainyness to it and then the metallic nature just takes over and not good. Could be a bit better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1794) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Can shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #2. Canned April 13, 2015. Whoops. Aroma is metallic, sweet malt, corn, lager-y, its not great but not horrible. Appearance is golden, white head, hazy. Taste is slight metallic, sweet grain, corn, not much else, but drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, all metallic aftertaste. Overall, its drinkable but very metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2734) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a golden color with a lacy white head. Notes of sweet breads, corn, and a little bit of earthy hops. Decent body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2175) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Appearance: Yellow golden, clear. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Light malt and hops. Not much.
Taste: Nice light malt, some hops. Creamy, some fruit. Easy-drinking.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml can, $1.99
Info: 17/9-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
12oz can - thanks Bill. Hazy straw gold hue. Light toast & malt smell. A bit toasty / different for a cream ale. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12oz can. Poured a yellow color with a white head. Citrus, some breadiness, and sweet corn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Can. Pours a clear straw yellow body under a small wispy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is slightly sweet and creamy with just a bit of pale malt and fruitiness. The flavor is pretty good, very clean, just the lightest hint of hoppiness. Soft delicate pale maltiness. Light bodied and very easy drinking with soft carbonation. Nice beer, I could down a few of these.

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